I have completed another successful FO! Here's my review from Pattern Review:
Misses easy two-hour knit tops with gathered front and back. There are three different sleeve styles and two sleeveless styles to choose from. All versions have the neckband extend into ties at the centre back. I made view B.
8 - 18. I made a 16, but could probably have got away with making a 14. Since I didn't pre-wash the fabric (I rarely do), it'll end up a perfect in the end, anyway.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
For the most part. My neckline came out slightly different, due to me cutting sparingly in order to get a top's worth of material from my left-over scraps.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the instructions were great. I actually followed them almost to a tee, which is pretty rare.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
The top is pretty simple, but not really a 2-hour top. I was pretty determined to be accurate with this top. Since I like making quick knit projects, I'll often skip a step here or there. This top was my exception. I think it looks really finished and has great detail, despite being a simple, basic style.
I like the extra touch of having the elastic casing for the sleeves as well as the ties in the back.
a double Knit from my local store, Yardage Town on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. in San Diego. It's comfy like a regular knit, but has a bit more structure to it.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
My neckline is only slightly different, which was more because of my cutting job than anything else. It actually works well, though. It's less wide and covers my bra straps completely (some had complained about this issue in previous reviews). I also added small, tiny gems to the neckline in front, above the gathers and at the end of the ties in the back.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I recommend this pattern and will sew it again for sure. In fact, I already have the fabric cut for version number two.
A nice comfy, basic top with nice detailing. I have had very positive feedback from co-workers and friends saying that they liked this top as one of my best-made projects to date. Three people were shocked that I made it, saying this one looks store bought, for sure! ummmm - what are they saying about my other projects. Lol.
Labels: FO - New Look 6807